Mental Health

Presence Behavioral Health at St. Elizabeth's
1431 N. Claremont Ave.
Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
312.633.5890
Presence Behavioral Health at St. Mary's
1127 N. Oakley Blvd.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
312.770.2317

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

Saint Mary's Outpatient Behavioral Health Center is staffed with bilingual and bi-cultural (English, Spanish and Polish) licensed clinical therapists, licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, intake workers and case managers. Therapeutic programs include:

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • MISA: Dual Diagnosis Treatment
  • Intensive outpatient addiction treatment
  • After-school adolescent trauma program
  • DUI Court-Approved Risk Education and treatment services

Psychotherapeutic services include child and adolescent therapy, problem solving counseling, psychiatric services, medication management, substance abuse counseling, individual/group/family therapy, play and art therapy. We encourage all interested persons to visit or call our center, and discuss your needs or the needs of your family. All visits and information are confidential.

For referral information contact an intake worker at 708-410-0615. The Saint Mary of Nazareth Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic is located on the third floor of the Nazareth Family Center, 1127 North Oakley Blvd., right next to the hospital, one block south of Division Street.

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is a program where teens can address emotional or behavioral challenges by improving their social skills, self-esteem, coping skills, communication, and insight. The program is intended for boys and girls ages 12 to 17 and it is held weekdays from 3:15pm-7:15pm during the school year (mid-August - July 1), and 2:15-6:00 during the summer. The participants attend at least three days per week. Each day, they participate in four group sessions with different topics and activities. Through sessions with diverse and skilled facilitators, they learn to recognize, cope with, and communicate about their symptoms, needs, thoughts, and feelings. They have the opportunity to participate in family therapy, and family groups are held Wednesdays and Fridays. A complimentary dinner is served daily around 5:00pm. This program is held at Presence Saints Elizabeth Hospital's Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, which is at 1431 North Claremont, 2nd Floor Pavilion.

Most major insurance plans are accepted, as well as Medicaid.

If you have any questions about this program or would like to schedule an assessment, please contact us at 312-633-5890. We are happy to talk with educators, community members, clinicians, families, and teens about the program.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in the Behavioral Health Services Department offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care that may include psychotherapy, drug therapy, cognitive therapy, group therapy and other treatments. Our experts coordinate various inpatient and outpatient programs to help patients through all stages of illness and recovery.

Behavioral Health Services at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center features 160 inpatient beds on four floors, a major outpatient clinic, medical stabilization and substance abuse programs. An interdisciplinary team of experts treats behavioral disorders based on each patient’s individual needs.

Patients served

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Behavioral Health Center is a federally designated comprehensive community Behavioral Health Service. We treat patients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, phobias and schizophrenia. Services are available to all children and adolescents ages four and above, and all adults 17 and above regardless of race, creed, color, sex, handicap or ability to pay.

Our primary focus is to provide a safe and secure environment designed to help patients with an acute mental disorder become stable and overcome a crisis situation. We work to build appropriate skills in patients so that they can become more effective in interactions with others and learn to be more productive in their lives. Our goal is to provide culturally sensitive, individualized care within the framework of Resurrection Health Care’s mission and vision.

A team of experts

Our Inpatient Behavioral Health Department is staffed by a team of mental health professionals led by board-certified psychiatrists who direct the overall care of each patient and prescribes daily programs of care based on the individually assessed needs of each patient. Group therapy, activity therapy, individual psychotherapy, occupational therapy and other programs are utilized to promote psychological growth. Services are provided 24-hours-a-day by:

  • Psychiatrists (MD)
  • Social Workers (LSW or LCSW)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Activity Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists (OTR)
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
  • Physicians from the Medical Staff with specialties other than psychiatry are always available for medical care as needed

Admissions process

Children, adolescents, adults and seniors who are facing several behavioral health issues are referred to inpatient treatment programs by a physician or through one of Resurrection Behavioral Health’s outpatient service programs.

Continuum of care planning

Upon admission, each patient is assessed according to a wide range of criteria. This gives us a broad understanding of the patient and his or her treatment needs. The patient’s condition and progress are then reassessed by a registered nurse during each shift, or as needed, with the assistance of other professional staff. Nurses collaborate with physicians and other specialists in making decisions regarding each patient’s care.

Throughout hospitalization, psychosocial support is provided by staff of all levels. Multidisciplinary staffing conferences are held on a regular basis to identify the needs of the patient and family, as well as to provide for discharge planning. Conferences include the physician, nursing staff, social worker, occupational therapist and activity therapist along with the patient and family members.

All patients are evaluated by a social worker for discharge planning needs and for initiating community resources. Home health care services, support groups, nursing home and convalescent placement, and financial services are arranged for the patient as needed.

Patient and family education

Appropriate education is offered by health care professionals to promote, health management, self-care and disease prevention. Patient/Family education is provided based upon an assessment of need, ability, preference and readiness to learn. Education is offered through verbal explanation, educational booklets, video programs, standardized materials, classes led by health professionals and support groups.

Patient rights

We recognize and respect the rights and dignity, values and beliefs of all patients in our care. Our policies support and respect a patient’s right to privacy, security and confidentiality as well as the right to be collaboratively involved in his or her own health care. In addition, our services are regulated by the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code and HIPAA, both of which legally mandate requirements to insure privacy and rights.


Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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